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Italy’s Political Economy Between Crisis and Crisis Management

  • Daniela Caterina
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Part of the Contributions to Political Science book series (CPS)

Abstract

Chapter  6 goes into the details of the crisis emerged in 2007/2008 as the immediate context of the conflict over the 2012 labour market reform. Building on a discussion of issues of crisis and crisis management at European level, the chapter investigates these dynamics in the Italian case with a particular focus on the possible emergence of a crisis of crisis management. Among the key legacies for the observed conflict, the analysis points out the relevance of Berlusconi’s attempt to construct a new dominant social bloc involving also precarious classes as well as the assessment of Monti’s crisis management strategy not only as a reaction to external pressures but as a deliberate political project aimed at the construction of a ‘bloc bourgeois’.

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  • Daniela Caterina
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  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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